CoolSculpting has quickly become one of the most highly sought-after treatments for fat reduction! It is completely non-invasive, requires no downtime and has proven results! During a typical CoolSculpting treatment, a technician places a gel pad over the area to be treated to act as a barrier between your body and the CoolSculpting device. Next, the device is cooled to its appropriate temperature and placed on the gel pad. The fat underneath the pad freezes, but not any of the surrounding organs, nerves or tissue since they freeze at a much lower temperature than the fat cells. Once the fat cells have been frozen, they will die and be consumed by regular cells. Through the body’s natural processes, the dead cells are then eliminated from the body. This technology is simply amazing, but is it permanent?
Fat Reduction and Weight Loss
First of all, it is important to know the difference between fat reduction, which is done by the CoolSculpting treatment and weight loss which is done by diet and exercise. When a person diets, fat cells shrink but never disappear. As the person loses more weight, the fat cells continue to shrink. If the dieter gains weight, the fat cells will get larger. But the fact remains that during weight loss, the number of fat cells remains the same (they cannot divide or replicate…only the size of the fat cells changes.
With fat reduction, such as CoolSculpting or liposuction, the number of fat cells is reduced and they cannot be reproduced. The remaining fat cells will still respond to weight loss or gain by shrinking or expanding, but new fat cells will not appear.
So Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
Technically speaking, the answer is a resounding YES! CoolSculpting results are permanent! CoolSculpting will eliminate some, but not all of the fat cells in the treatment area. Patients will see a 20-25% reduction in fat cells and as stated before, these fat cells cannot grow back. CoolSculpting is a fairly new technology, but one study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (June 2016) had observed two male patients for 9 years after their CoolSculpting treatments and found that even with moderate fluctuations in their weight, these two men had lasting results from their CoolSculpting. This study supports very long lasting visible results.
The Patient Has the Power
Once the CoolSculpting Treatments are over and the desired results are visible, the patient now has the power to stay fit and trim. This is done by following a healthy diet and exercise plan to limit any further weight gain. The fat cells that remain will still expand with weight gain to give the patient a larger appearance, so we highly encourage all patients to continue to follow an active and healthy lifestyle.
Take the Next Step
Now that you have decided to take proactive steps to maintain a leaner, more trim body, it’s time to contact the trusted staff at Juvanew Medspa and schedule a consultation! They are located in Rockwall, TX where they serve Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, and Royse City. Call (214) 771-4611 or fill out and submit the form on this page. You will be looking and feeling your best just in time for the active summer months in shorts, bathing suits, and other warm weather active-wear! We look forward to hearing from you!